DOC#: 13157 Black Male
Marion County Superior Court
Judge Thomas E. Alsip
Prosecutor: David E. Cook
Defense: Arnold P. Baratz
Date of Murder: October 21, 1983
Victim(s): Michael Pack B/M/19
(No relationship to Patton)
Method of Murder: shooting with
Summary: Patton and Leroy
Johnson discussed plans to commit a robbery. They drank some beer,
armed themselves with shotguns, and went to Washington Park in
Patton approached the driver's side of a parked
car, while Johnson went to the passenger side. Patton shot out the
driver side window and ordered the driver, Michael Pack, out.
Instead, Pack attempted to start the car. Johnson shot out the rear
tire, and Pattons second shot killed Pack. D.M. and her young
daughter remained inside the car. Patton took D.M. to a wooded area
and raped her while Johnson went through her pockets for money.
Patton admitted that he knowingly killed Pack at
the guilty plea hearing, but at the sentencing hearing denied that
he knew anyone was in the car.
Conviction: Pled Guilty to
Murder, Rape (A Felony)
Sentencing: July 20, 1984 (Death Sentence)
Aggravating Circumstances: b (1)
Mitigating Circumstances: None
On Remand: Murder and Rape charges were
tried to a jury. Patton was convicted of both and sentenced by
Marion County Superior Court Judge Patricia J. Gifford to 60 years
for Murder and 30 years for Rape (A Felony), consecutive to the
sentences imposed for attempted murder and the other offenses,
bringing the total sentence to 222 years.